Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Manuel Arriola
Manuel Arriola
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Sergeant First Class Manuel Arriola is a native of Mesquite, Texas where he graduated from West Mesquite High School in 1984. He entered the United States Army in May of 1987. After Basic Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma, he attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His duties and assignments have included: Calvary Trooper and NCOIC aid station with HHC 1st Cav Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Emergency Treatment NCO, Bravo Company Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Emergency Treatment NCO 45th Field Hospital, Vicenza Italy; Nursing Education and Staff Development NCO 45th Field Hospital, Vicenza Italy; NCOIC Aviation Medical Clinic and NCOIC Ambulance Service, United States Army Medical Activity, Fort Riley, Kansas; Training NCO and Platoon Sergeant 1st Support Battalion Multinational Forces and Observers, Sinai Egypt; Treatment Platoon Sergeant, Charley Company 426th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Equal Opportunity Advisor for the United States Army Garrison in Fort Detrick, Maryland, Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the Plans, Training, Mobilization, Security and Education for the United States Army Medical Activity, in Fort Meade, Maryland, the Medical Platoon Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Brigade Medical Advisor for a Military Transition Team of Delta Company 101st Forward Support Battalion in Forward Operating Base O’Ryan, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI. the NCOIC of the Education Division of Alpha Company, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, in Fort Bliss, Texas, the NCOIC of SPO Medical with HHC 125th Brigade Support Battalion of 3rd Brigade 1st Armored Division of Fort Bliss, Texas. Sergeant First Class Arriola has retired after 24 years of service and currently resides in El Paso, Tx.
Sergeant First Class Arriola’s awards and decorations include: the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Joint Services Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with ten Oak Leaf Clusters; the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Good Conduct Medal, seventh award; the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star; the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal; the NCO Professional Service Ribbon with numeral three; the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral three; the Multinational Service Ribbon with numeral two; the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge; the Parachutist Badge; the Air Assault Badge; the Drivers/Mechanic Badge; the Sharpshooter Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Badge; and the Silver German Schützenschnur Badge.
Matthew Tran
Matthew Tran
Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 1 Years

I am in the NDMS (National Disaster Medical System), a branch of Federal Health and Human Services. We are deployed to the disaster areas, hurricaine, earthquake, fire, volcano, war zones,...to accept and treat the casualties in the MASH field hospital. Even though we are not military, but our deployment orders are supported by the military resources. The Federal is considering to put the NDMS under the Coast Guard, just don't know when.
Matthew Tran
Matthew Tran
Class of 1993
U.s. Public Health Service, 2 Years

Just came back from a medical mission. Hard work but saving lots of lives
Matthew Tran
Matthew Tran
Class of 1992
U.s. Public Health Service, 2 Years

The military hospitals that I worked

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Class of '84

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Our West Mesquite High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our West Mesquite High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Mesquite are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!